Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament2 Timothy 1:6
- For the which cause (di' hn aitian).
- "For which cause," stronger than dio. So in verse 12; Titus 1:13. Only example of aitia by Paul save in Acts 28:20.
- I put thee in remembrance (anamimnhskw).
- Old compound to remind (1 Corinthians 4:17; 2 Corinthians 7:15).
- That thou stir up (se anazwpurein).
- Present active infinitive of anazwpurew, old double compound (ana and zwpuron, live coal, zwov and pur, then the bellows for kindling), to rekindle, to stir into flame, to keep blazing (continuous action, present time), only here in N.T. See 1 Thessalonians 5:19 for the figure of fire concerning the Holy Spirit. See anaptw in Luke 12:49.
- The gift of God (to xarisma tou teou).
- See 1 Timothy 4:14. Here Paul says mou (my), there he mentions the presbytery. Paul felt a deep personal interest in Timothy. See 1 Corinthians 7:7; Romans 6:23; 11:29 for the gift of God.